April 19, 1922

PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. Expenditure to December 31st, 1921, $5,268,156.45.

2. Completion of this branch as well as other branches deferred until financial conditions permit construction.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-KAM-LOOBS-KELOWNA BRANCH
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CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FUND-INCOME TAX

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Department of Finance, during the month of March, send out a circular letter to the accountants of the several public departments at Ottawa enclosing a statement showing the amount of interest added for the calendar year 1921 to the Retirement Fund accounts of the several employees of the public service, from whose salaries Retirement Fund reduction is made monthly?

2. Did such circular letter request the accountants of the several departments "to notify the employees concerned that the amount of this interest is to be included in their declaration of income tax for 1921, providing they come within the scope of the Dominion of Canada Income War Tax Act?

3. Upon whose authority was such letter communicated to the several departments?

4. Before the notification was sent out, was it submitted to the Honourable the Minister of Finance for his approval?

5. Was the opinion of the Department of Justice obtained as to the legality of such notification? If so, what was the opinion of that department?

6. Is it obligatory or optional on the part of any permanent employee of the Government not on the old "Superannuation List" to come under the Retirement Fund?

7. If obligatory, can an employee paying to the Retirement Fund deduct from his declaration of income the amount of his annual contribution to such fund?

8. Is the interest allowed on Retirement Fund contributions paid annually to the officials affected, or is it retained by the Government?

9. Is a Civil Servant who has to pay income tax annually upon the full amount of his income, less the statutory deduction, taxed both for Retirement Fund principal and Interest withheld from him by the government?

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FUND-INCOME TAX
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LIB

Hon. Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Upon the request of the Commissioner of Taxation for the convenience of the members of the Civil Service concerned.

4. No.

5. No.

6. Obligatory.

7. No.

8. Interest on Retirement Fund accounts is retained by the Government and added to the amount at the credit of the respective officials.

9. A civil servant's salary is subject to income tax law and no allowance is made for deductions on account of Retirement Fund. The annual increment of interest on retirement fund balances is considered as part of income and subject to income tax law.

Questions

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FUND-INCOME TAX
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PENSION FUND

LIB

Mr. GAUVREAU:

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Department of Railways and Canals or the Board of Commissioners of the Canadian National Railways to reorganize the pension fund of the said railways so as to increase the pensions to employees?

2. If so, when?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PENSION FUND
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. Investigation is now being conducted, and it is hoped shortly to present for consideration a complete pension scheme for the Canadian National Railways.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PENSION FUND
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LIB

Mr. GAUVREAU:

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Department of Railways to increase the pension paid to the old employees of the Intercolonial Railway?

2. If so, when?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PENSION FUND
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. The current estimates of the Department of Railways includes a vote of $50,000, the same as last year, to provide for increasing the minimum compensation from $20 to $30 per month for employees who have been superannuated under the present Provident Fund Act of the Intercolonial Railway.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PENSION FUND
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GRAND ANSE, C.B., MAIL SERVICE

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When were tenders received by the Post Office Department for carrying the mails from Grand Anse. via Arichat and West Arichat, Cape Breton?

2. From whom were tenders received and for what amount in each case?

3. To whom was the contract awarded, on what date, and what was the amount of the tender?

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Subtopic:   GRAND ANSE, C.B., MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURPHY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. November 4, 1921.

2. (a) C. J. Terrio, $1,742; J. Doiron,

$1,765; S. A. Boucher, $2,000; E. C. Reinhardt, $2,000; G. Landry, $2,200. (b)

These tenders being considered somewhat excessive for the amount of work involved the tenderers were given an opportunity to modify their offers and the following were received: C. J. Terrio, $1,700; J.

Doiron, $1,700; S. A. Boucher, $1,750; E. C. Reinhardt, $1,878; G. Landry, $1,900.

3. C. J. Terrio, the present contractor, having rendered satisfactory service and having completed arrangements to carry on the work, the contract was awarded to him on April 10, 1922, at the rate of $1,700 per annum.

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Subtopic:   GRAND ANSE, C.B., MAIL SERVICE
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POSTAL RECEIPTS

CON

James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

1 What were the total Post Office receipts during each year, from 1911 to 1921, inclusive, in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario?

2. What towns or cities in Canada, having equal or less average Post Office receipts, have public buildings used for Post Office purposes?

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Subtopic:   POSTAL RECEIPTS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURPHY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Parry Sound, Ontario,-1911, $6,951.36; 1912, $6,790.81; 1913, $7,397.54; 1914, $7,906.29; 1915, $7,743.09; 1916, $15,919.55; 1917, $17,807.23; 1918, $18,418.46; 1919, $17,844.86; 1920, $14,906.44; 1921, $14,443.80.

2. Acton, Ontario, $6,728.04; Alexandria, Ontario, $8,729.45; Almonte, Ontario, $9,392.21; Amherstburg, Ontario, $8,267.11; Arnprior, Ontario, $14,301.65; Athens, Ontario, $3,983.06; Aurora, Ontario, $11,192.40; Aylmer West, Ontario, $12,897.70; Bowmanville, Ontario, $12,672.36; Burford, Ontario, $2,715.55; Bracebridge, Ontario, $12,668.39; Cardinal, Ontario, $5,058.06; Carleton Place, Ontario, $13,424.05; Cayuga, Ontario, $4,754.35; Chesley, Ontario, $8,586.80; Clinton, Ontario, $9,138.11-: Deseronto, Ontario, $5,749.12; Dresden, Ontario, $6,230.82; Eganville, Ontario, $5,568.90; Elmira, Ontario, $6,213.97; Elora, Ontario, $6,287.63; Essex, Ontario, $8,997.06; Fergus, Ontario, $14,644.76; Glencoe,-Ontario, $5,766.47; Grimsby, Ontario, $11,126.71; Hanover, Ontario, $13,112.12; Harris-ton, Ontario, $10,147,95; Hawkesbury, Ontario, $9,321.04; Kemptville, Ontario, $6,488.07; Kincardine, Ontario, $9,869.27; Lakefield, Ontario, $4,705.47; Leamington, Ontario, $14,279.30; Listowel, Ontario, $11,738.86; Markham, Ontario, $3,751.86; Milton West, Ontario, $8,932.00; Milverton, Ontario, $5,050.58; Mitchell, Ontario, $8,374.85; Mount Forest, Ontario, $10,139.10; Newmarket, Ontario, $14,897.91; Norwich, Ontario, $6,692.70; Orangeville, Ontario, $10,725.61; Palmerston, Ontario, $6,304.04; Park Hill, Ontario, $7,021.85; Petrolia, Ontario, $13,213.95; Port Col-borne, Ontario, $13,933.98; Port Perry, Ontario, $5,764.97; Prescott, Ontario, $11,284.25; Seaforth, Ontario, $10,447.91; Shelburne, Ontario, $7,186.21; Strathroy, Ontario, $11,580.97; Tilbury, Ontario, $5,414.10; Tillsonburg, Ontario, $14,588.54; Uxbridge, Ontario, $8,555.87; Walkerton, Ontario, $11,046.75; Whitby, Ontario, $11,631.47; Wingham, Ontario, $10,875.13; Acton Vale, P.Q. $3,176.67; Arthabaska, P.Q. $3,393.82; Aylmer East, P.Q. $3,476.40; Berthier (en haut), P.Q. $5,715.66; Buckingham, P.Q. $7,249.63; Coaticook,

Questions

P. Q. $10,899.58; Cookshire, P.Q. $6,39545; Drummondville East, P.Q. $7,569.51; East Angus, P.Q. $6,156.29; Farnham, P.

Q. $8,413.70; Granby, P.Q. $14,707.63;

Iberville, P.Q. $3,044.45; Jonquieres, P.Q. $5,033.70; Knowlton, P.Q. $5,316.55; La-chute, P.Q. $7,829.12; Lake Megantic, P.Q. $6,853.85; La Malbaie, P.Q. $4,544.47; La Prairie, P.Q. $3,154.18; Louiseville, P.Q. $3,676.73; L'Assomption, P.Q. $2,687.87; Levis, P.Q. $7,557.21; Magog, P.Q. $8,782.20; Marieville, P.Q. $2,865.69; Matane, P.Q. $5,418.60; Montmagny, P.Q. $7,397.36; Nicolet, P.Q. $5,109.35; Pierreville. P.Q. $3,109.47; Plessisville, P.Q. $4,807.22; Richmond, P.Q. $10,082.27; Rigaud, P.Q.$3,118.18; Rimouski, P.Q. $9,482.42; Rober-val, P.Q. $7,869.25; Rock Island, P.Q.$8,517.62; Riviere du Loup (en bas), P.Q. $7,018.48; Ste. Agathe des Monts, P.Q.$8,380.99; St. Eustache, P.Q. $2,883.59; St. Gabriel de Brandon, P. Q. $2,663.47; St. Jerome, P.Q. $8,505.02; Ste. Therese de Blainville, P.Q. $4,872.75; Shawville, P.Q. $4,273.92; Sorel, P.Q. $11,188.16; Terrebonne, P.Q. $5,080.10; Valleyfield, P.Q. $10,587.32; Victoriaville, P.Q. $12,-744.07; Annapolis Royal, N.S. $6,750.37; Ariohat, N.S. $1,763.72; Baddeck, N.S. $2,787.91; Canso, N.S. $4,589.84; Digby, N.S. $8,670.45; Guysboro, N.S. $2,662.09; Inverness, N.S. $4,436.21; Liverpool, N.S. $9,524.69; Lunenburg, N.S. $11,327.67; Parrsboro, N.S. $6,487.50; Pictou, N.S.

$13,253.04; Shelburne, N.S. $4,865.60; Springhill, N.S. $9,073.12; Sydney Mines, N.S. $9,638.99; Trenton, N.S. $5,343.76; Westville, N.S. $6,611.07; Wolfville, N.S. $11,806.23; Bathurst, N.B. $11,829.73; Chatham, N.B. $12,938.56; Dalhousie, N.B. $4,988.22; Fairville, N.B. $4,831.16; Grand Falls, N.B. $5,605.47; Hampton Station, N.B. $2,685.32; Hartland, N.B. $4,778.99; Hillsborough. N.B. $2,880.97; Maryville, N.B. $2,194.21; Milltown, N.B. $2,314.69; Newcastle, N.B. $12,891.64; Richibucto, N.B. $2,754.80; Sussex, N.B. $14,361.47; Georgetown, P.E.I. $1,450.40; Montague, P.E.I. $4,839.36; Souris East, P.E.I. $4,709.13; Tignish, P.E.I. $2,593.95; Carman, Man. $8,560.72; Emerson, Man. $3,936.73; Minnedosa, Man. $9,457.22; Morden, Man. $7,495.58; Neepawa, Man. $11,538.85; Selkirk, Man. $7,717.51; Souris, Man. $8,68986; Stonewall, Man. $4,912.16; The Pas, Man. $6,897.13; Virden, Man. $9,674.04; Battleford, Sask. $9,585.57; Gravelbourg, Sask. $8,591.96; Humboldt, Sask. $11,719.28; Lloydminster, Sask. $9,913.14; Maple Creek, Sask. $10,746.59; Melfort, Sask. $12,965.21; Bassano, Alberta, $7,050-

96; Westaskiwin, Alberta, $14,777.99; Ashcroft, B.C. $5,131.48; Chilliwack, B.C. $13,151.34; Comox, B.C. $1,024.00; Cumberland, B.C. $6,504.98; Duncan's Station, B.C. $11,700.71; Grand Forks, B.C. $7,857.73; Greenwood, B.C. $2,765.48; Ladysmith, B.C. $5,963.30; Port Alberni, B.C. $4,618.32; Rossland, B.C. $8,480.85; Union Bay, B.C. $1,636.73.

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Subtopic:   POSTAL RECEIPTS
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CANADIAN MERCANTILE MARINE-PASSENGER TRAFFIC

LIB

Mr. MARTELL:

Liberal

1. Was any person employed or any Commission appointed by the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Railway during the year 1921, to proceed to England to Investigate or report upon the question of passenger traffic on the Atlantic Ocean in connection with the Canadian Mercantile Marine?

2. If so, who was appointed?

3. What amount was paid for services rendered?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN MERCANTILE MARINE-PASSENGER TRAFFIC
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. No.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. See answer to No. 1.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN MERCANTILE MARINE-PASSENGER TRAFFIC
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

LIB

Mr. LOGAN:

Liberal

1. What was the quantity of coal imported from the United States into Canada in the years 1918-19, 1919-20, 1920-21 by the Government of Canada for use upon

(a) Railways;

(b) Federal buildings and public works?

2. What was the amount of coal imported by the Government of Canada from United States during the above mentioned years for the use upon railways

(a) East of Lake Superior;

(b) West of Lake Superior?

3. What was the cost of coal per ton imported by the Government of Canada from the United States during the above mentioned years

(a) At point of production;

(b) At point of Canadian delivery?

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April 19, 1922